Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson
's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred
and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising
“ Frodo Baggins ” - Absolem
Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen, a civil engineer. He is of Scottish, Northern Irish, and English descent. During his early childhood, his parents moved with Ian and his sister Jean to the mill town of Wigan...
“ Gandalf ” - Absolem
Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir
, Viggo Mortensen
's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was American...
“ Aragorn ” - Absolem
“ Samwise "Sam" Gamgee ” - Absolem
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa...
“ Legolas ” - Absolem
Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
. Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher...
“ Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck ” - Absolem
Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark
and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
“ Gimli/Treebeard (voice) ” - Absolem
Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances...
“ Peregrin "Pippin" Took ” - Absolem
Sean Bean's 20 year career spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a number of West End stage productions including RSC's "Fair Maid of the West" (Spencer)...
“ Boromir ” - Absolem
Andrew Clement G. Serkis was born April 20, 1964, in Ruislip Manor, West London, England. He has three sisters and a brother. His father, Clement Serkis, an ethnic Armenian whose original family surname was "Serkissian", was a Medical Doctor working abroad, in Iraq; the Serkis family spent a lot of time traveling around the Middle East...
“ Gollum/Sméagol/Witch-King (voice) ” - Absolem
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old...
“ Galadriel ” - Absolem
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the Weaving family spent most of their time traveling between Nigeria...
“ Elrond/Isildur (voice) ” - Absolem
Liv Tyler was born in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of Steven Tyler
of the band Aerosmith
and Bebe Buell
, former model (and Playboy Playmate of the Month) and stalwart of the backstage rock scene of the 1970s. Liv grew up thinking that rock star Todd Rundgren
was her father...
“ Arwen ” - Absolem
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
“ Saruman ” - Absolem
“ Théoden ” - Absolem
Character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, after which his mother married Bill Campbell...
“ Grima Wormtongue ” - Absolem
Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977 - 87. Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997-00. Directed over 80 plays, including 'Sons of Cain' on London's West End (1986). Freelance actor. Semi-regular in TV series 'All Saints'. Voice and acting teacher.
“ Denethor ” - Absolem
“ Faramir ” - Absolem
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
“ Éomer ” - Absolem
Marton was born in Invercargill, Aotearoa, to Margaret Christine (Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás, a mechanical engineer. His father is Hungarian and his mother is Australian (of English, Irish, and Danish origin). He inherited some of his talents from his father, a trained opera singer and at one time, a trapeze artist in the Hungarian Circus...
“ Celeborn ” - Absolem
Craig Parker was born on November 12th 1970 in Suva, Fiji and now lives in New Zealand. He is best know for his part as Haldir the Elf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, although he had a part in the 1993 film of Stephen King's "Tommyknockers".
“ Haldir/Gothmog (voice) ” - Absolem
“ Gamling ” - Absolem
“ Theodred ” - Absolem
“ Witch-King/Gothmog/Lurtz/Bolg ” - Absolem
“ Mouth of Sauron ” - Absolem
“ Sauron (voice) ” - Absolem
Thomas Robins is an Emmy Award winning Producer, Writer and Director based in Wellington, New Zealand. He is the co-owner of the award winning production company KHF Media. Previously an actor known for his roles as Deagol in The Lord Of The Rings and Young Thrain in The Hobbit, he now focuses on producing films, televisions projects and documentaries.
“ Déagol/Young Thráin ” - Absolem
“ Elendil ” - Absolem
“ Isildur ” - Absolem
“ Gil-Galad ” - Absolem
“ Rosie Cotton ” - Absolem
Educated at The Quintin School to 'O'level GCE standard. Left England for Canada in '56 and served 5 years in the Canadian Army (Provost Sgt.). Arrived in NZ '61 intending to join the NZ Army - unhappily a motorcycle accident finished that idea. Started in amateur theatre '62, and became involved in Radio Drama...
“ Barliman Butterbur ” - Absolem
“ Grishnákh/Gorbag/Grinnah/Fimbul ” - Absolem
“ Figwit/Lindir ” - Absolem
“ Elanor Gamgee ” - Absolem
“ Frodo Gamgee ” - Absolem
“ Ted Sandyman/Spider (voice) ” - Absolem
Sir Ian Holm is an Academy Award-nominated British film and stage actor who was a star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and played more than 100 roles in films and on television. He was born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, UK, to Scottish parents who worked at the Essex mental asylum...
“ Bilbo Baggins ” - Absolem
Martin Freeman is an English actor, best known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo...
“ Bilbo Baggins (young) ” - Absolem
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham
and Timothy Carlton
(Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG...
“ Smaug/The Necromancer ” - Absolem
Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His first appearance on the screen was in a small role in This Year's Love
“ Thorin Oakenshield ” - Absolem
Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000. He starred in many of London's West End theatre productions...
“ Bard the Bowman/Girion ” - Absolem
Evangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in 1979, was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia by the famous Ford modeling agency. Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead and signed with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of British Columbia tuition and expenses.
“ Tauriel ” - Absolem
Aidan Turner was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1983. After graduating from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2004, Aidan appeared in a number of stage productions, many with Ireland's national theatre, The Abbey. Such productions included The Plough & The Stars, Romeo & Juliet and A Cry from Heaven. In 2008...
“ Kíli ” - Absolem
Actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director - Mark Hadlow is one of New Zealand's most prominent actors and entertainers. He is driven by a passion for performance: 130 plays, musical theatre, dozens of film appearances, television series, commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands. Playing the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit was Mark's third Peter Jackson movie...
“ Dori/Bert ” - Absolem
“ Nori/Sharku/Snaga ” - Absolem
Adam, an English actor who was born in Hungerford, Berkshire. Adam Brown's first film role came when he was cast as the dwarf Ori in the three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. He trained in Performing Arts at Middlesex University with John Wright. He is co-founder of the comedy writing/performing team - 'Plested and Brown'...
“ Ori ” - Absolem
John has worked for 40 years as a professional actor, director and writer in theatre, radio, film and television. He has performed in or directed more than 100 stage productions and more than two dozen television series, and narrated close to 150 documentaries. John has also appeared in a number of films including Pictures...
“ Óin ” - Absolem
“ Glóin/William ” - Absolem
One of New Zealand's most experienced and respected actors, William Kircher's acting career was launched on his graduation from Drama School at the tender age of eighteen. After a further two years as an apprentice he worked extensively throughout the country and, over the next twenty years, went on to appear in more than one hundred professional theatre productions...
“ Bifur/Tom ” - Absolem
James Nesbitt was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to May, a civil servant, and James Nesbitt, a primary school headmaster. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution (also the school of Brian Campbell
& Brian McAlister). He originally planned to be a French teacher. It...
“ Bofur ” - Absolem
Stephen Hunter was born in Wellington, New Zealand. After working on New Zealand Television, Hunter relocated to Australia, where, following several guest roles on both sides of the Tasman, he landed the part of Sharpie in the second series of the two time Logie Award winning drama Love My Way. This...
“ Bombur ” - Absolem
Mikael Persbrandt is internationally known for his starring role in the Academy Award winning foreign feature, "In A Better World," directed by Susanne Bier. His performance earned him a 2011 European Film Award nomination for Best Actor. His interest in acting started when working as an extra in Ingmar Bergman
's staging of William Shakespeare
's "King Lear." In the early 1990s...
“ Beorn ” - Absolem
In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl
, an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough performance garnered him nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Award...
“ Thranduil ” - Absolem
Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson
has characterised her friend as "90 percent gay...
“ Master of Lake-Town ” - Absolem
Billy Connolly was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards becoming a welder and joined the Territorial Army (in the parachute regiment) at around the same time. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty
(later of Baker Street fame)...
“ Dáin II Ironfoot ” - Absolem
His father was an affluent construction manager. Barry was a very intelligent boy who attended Melbourne University. There, he began in revues and doing some impersonations. He moved to London around 1960 and began his TV career. He has created numerous characters, including Dame Edna Everidge and Sir Les Patterson.
“ Great Goblin ” - Absolem
Sylvester McCoy was born in Dunoon, Scotland. He spent much of his childhood in Dublin, Ireland. Before becoming an actor, as Percy Smith he trained as a priest, sold insurance and acted as a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. He started his acting career as a part of the Ken Campbell
“ Radagast ” - Absolem
Gracing international covers such as Muscle and Fitness and Men's Health Manu Bennett is capturing the attention of filmmakers and fans with his extraordinary presence and talent. Of Maori, Irish and Scottish descent and born in Rotorua, New Zealand to singer Ted Bennett and bikini model Jean Bennett...
“ Azog the Defiler ” - Absolem
Conan was born and raised in Australia of combined British/German blood. Conan studied Drama at the University of Newcastle where his academic studies took 2nd place to his joining the University Regiment (infantry) and winning the record for the Bachelor Of Inebriation and holding that record for several years until his flatmate took the title...
“ Bolg ” - Absolem
Mark was born in the UK but moved to New Zealand as a young boy. He returned to England in the early eighties to study as an actor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He returned to New Zealand in 2002 after years in the UK running his own business. He resumed his acting carer in New...
“ Braga ” - Absolem
Craig has received critical acclaim for his performances in film, theatre and television nationally and internationally. Craig made his feature film debut in 1998 in Savage Honeymoon and further movie roles continued in King Kong, The World's Fastest Indian, The Water Horse, Boy, Love Birds, The Devil's Rock...
“ Galion ” - Absolem
Ben Mitchell (born 7 July 1980) is a New Zealand actor who played the orc, Narzug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
. He is best known for his role as Dr. TK Samuels in the soap opera Shortland Street
. He attended secondary school at St Johns College, Hamilton, New Zealand. He also won Mr New Zealand in 1999. He moved to Auckland in 2000 to pursue an acting career...
“ Narzug ” - Absolem
“ Bill Ferny Sr. ” - Absolem
“ Butterbur Sr. ” - Absolem
“ Belladonna Baggins ” - Absolem
Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced "col-BEAR") was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Lorna Elizabeth (Tuck) and James William Colbert, Jr., a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis University, and MUSC. He is the youngest of eleven children, and is of Irish Catholic background...
“ Laketown Spy ” - Absolem
“ Cute Hobbit Child/Cute Rohan Refugee Child/Child/Hobbit/Betsy Butterbur ” - Absolem
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
“ Albert Dreary/Rohirrim Warrior/Mercenary on Boat/Dwarf fleeing Erebor ” - Absolem